385 South Mill  Construction update! on 11/26/17
CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BEGIN THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. Public programs currently meeting there will be moving to other locations; please see our Open Public Sitting Hours page for location information. Please note that Sunday Open Sit will not be held during construction. Café Shambhala will resume in its new location on December 9. The date in the November newsletter is incorrect.
For more details about the remodel, please see this page, which includes links to several files including plans for the new space.

Do you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?

Several of our members do, and have formed a practice group. It will meet weekly starting in January. For more information, see our Cincinnati Group page.

welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

Featured Programs

Cincinnati Group Meeting

November 14th—February 27th (2018)

Live in the Cincinnati area? Come practice with the Cincinnati group. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 17th

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra Continue »

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 23rd

Join us for Winter Solstice, a celebration of Children's Day Continue »

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Meditator

Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

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    CONSTRUCTION ON OUR NEW BUILDING SHOULD BEGIN THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. Public programs currently meeting there will be moving to other locations; please see our Open Public Sitting Hours page for location information. Please note that Sunday Open Sit will not be held during construction. Café Shambhala will resume in its new location on … Continue